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Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, a thirteenth-century Japanese icon made of wood with inlaid quartz eyes

Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Partial and promised gift of Walter C. Sedgwick in memory of Ellery Sedgwick Sr. and Ellery Sedgwick Jr., 2019.122.

Arts

A Harvard Art Museums exhibit reunites a thirteenth-century Japanese icon with artifacts it once held.

6.17.19

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop,©President and Fellows of Harvard College

A fresh, up-close look at the Winthrop collection

July-August 2019

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W.E.C. Eustis’s library, with its bay window overlooking the locust allée

Photograph by Eric Roth/Courtesy of Historic New England

Historic New England’s Eustis Estate

July-August 2019

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Pink Cactus
Kay Kenny

Photographer Kay Kenny’s work illuminates the night

July-August 2019

In De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, published in 1543, Copernicus revealed a mathematical explanation of the heliocentric model—a major shift in scientific understanding. 

Photograph courtesy of the Houghton Library, Harvard University

An exhibition in Houghton Library shows Apollo 11 in context, and at its most intimate.

5.1.19

Log-based cavities host nesting bees at the Arnold Arboretum.

Photograph by Jessica Lau

Greater Boston’s bee cultures

May-June 2019

Garden in the Woods features the white spring ephemerals, such asTrillium grandiflorum,  during Trillium Week (May 5-11).

Photograph courtesy of Native Plant Trust and Garden in the Woods/Photography by Dan Jaffe

Springtime at New England’s native-plant haven

May-June 2019

Woman Running to Escape a Sudden Shower, c. 1765-70, by Suzuki Harunobu
Image courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums ©President and Fellows of Harvard College.

Harvard’s enticing Japanese woodblock prints

May-June 2019

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A jar from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kongo culture, 1898 or earlier 

Object courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums ©President and Fellows of Harvard College

Pliable arts from across the continent

May-June 2019